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Checkout all of the exciting projects scheduled for this summer! pg. 4-5

Pedro’s Habitat House is his! Enjoy this great story and Colleton Friends of Habitat’s involvement. pg. 16

The Colleton River Bird Watching Club is growing! Interested in joining? Learn More. pg. 17


“I knew the moment I saw the sunset from the back of the Nicklaus Clubhouse that this was going to be my forever home. Colleton River is the best decision my husband and I ever made.  Friendships, fun, river and marsh views to die for.  It just doesn’t get any better than this.” - Ann Marie Neufelder


GM’S Report We look forward to some exciting times ahead and bringing you innovative and creative alternatives for enhancing your member experience.






Culinary Corner As another great summer season has arrived in coastal South Carolina, there is excitement in the air! Or maybe it’s the smell of the barbeque grills.


CRC Social Network This issue is devoted to the depth of life here at Colleton River Club. You’ll find examples of different activities, offerings and interests throughout. Redfish Return Planned improvements are designed to allow us to maintain Lucy’s Lake as a brackish water estuary and to better support the resident population of blue crab, flounder, and redfish.

COVER: Water is an integral part of life here at Colleton River. From Happy Hours on the dock to kayak excursions and chartered boat trips, our peninsula gives us unparalleled opportunities to enjoy the water.


Birding at CRC On Wednesday mornings, when the Dye course is closed for maintenance, you may have seen a group of Colleton River Members walking the course.

Lifelong Learning Don’t miss all of the club favorite summer activities we have planned at Colleton River Club this season. From BBQ’s to tournaments, social groups, family nights and more.

Membership Update A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS James & Julie Thayer | Colleyville, TX | March 2018 John & Julie Cummings | Pittsburgh, PA | March 2018 Peter Caramello | Hilton Head Island, SC | March 2018 Joe & Kathy Mascaro | Niantic, CT | March 2018 Arthur & Nancy Donaldson | Union Hall, VA | March 2018 Winonah Gouda | Hilton Head Island, SC | April 2018 Suzanne Reegler | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA | April 2018 William Weingart & Mari Stankowski-Chinich | Suffolk County, NY | May 2018 Joe & Linda Karpinski | Hilton Head Island, SC | May 2018 Sudarshan Hebbar & Janet Mittenfelner | Kansas City, MO | May 2018 Michael & Jan Hall | Edgewood, KY | June 2018 Terry Butler | Incline Village, NV | June 2018

Have you downloaded the App? It provides easy access to Club information and modules in a new, intuitive way. Some of the features offered: •

Easy access to your account statements, the Club Member directory and our staff directory. Contact anyone directly from the App!

Your hub for dining, event and court reservations.

A real time source for community events.

Learn more about this exciting addition in the GM’s Report.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lloyd Rothouse President, Executive Committee Al Baker

Ron Waters

Tom Weisenbach

Ray Andrews

Vice President Executive Committee Architectural Review Board

Executive Committee Finance

Executive Committee House & Ancillary

Audit & Risk Management

Dave Drohan

Don Graber

Sam Mollet

Pat Sommers


Marketing & Membership


Green & Grounds


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A Letter From the President Colleton River Club’s mission, vision and value proposition is to be “The Premier Residential Golf Community” and to be a wonderful place to live. The tag line in our Brand Platform is “Your private peninsula for world class golf.” Looking a little deeper at our community reveals so much more: Great tennis, relaxing pool, community dock, fitness, dining in two Clubhouses, a talented management team, dedicated staff and a most extraordinary Membership. We are a community, made up of accomplished people who come from different backgrounds, geography, education, business and professional experiences, but who have found an uncommon commonality. Ours is an open, welcoming, warm and caring community of neighbors who are generous, giving and supportive not only among ourselves, but also in Bluffton, Hilton Head and the greater Lowcountry area. For example, our Members support Habitat for Humanity, Operation Santa Claus, First Tee, Boys and Girls Club among many others. We strive to be good neighbors and good citizens. Colleton River Club began its existence 27 years ago on what is now 1,500 acres of the best natural geography anywhere in the Lowcountry. The entrance road winds two miles through undeveloped live oaks, pines, and palmettos. Jack Nicklaus created one of our world class golf courses, including the Borland Par 3, using the natural backdrop of beautiful trees, marshes with ever changing vistas of Spartina Grass, and the estuary known as Colleton River. Our Members built a community on ground that has been carefully revered and respected. Our Architectural Review Board, through its written guidelines and thoughtful stewardship oversaw the creation of our stately neighborhoods; each home is a custom design or customized for the delight of our Members who choose to make Colleton River Club home. During the development of the second and final stage, Pete Dye was the golf course architect whose bronze plaque on the first tee testifies that this “was the best course I have ever built.” That magnificent course overlooks the Port Royal Sound, Chechessee River estuary, marshland, and even sea turtle nesting sites in the sand trap of the 13th hole. Where do we go from here to continue to be “The Premier Residential Golf Community” in the Southeast? How do we continue to enhance Member satisfaction, attract new, younger Members and distinguish ourselves from our competition? Making the Members expectations a reality requires a continuous evaluation of what it takes to be the best considering changing demographics and new buyers needs and desires. It requires a vision for the future and a willingness to make the necessary and timely investments in our physical assets and operations which will serve to enrich our sense of community by uniting ourselves in our common purpose: to continue to have Colleton River be a wonderful place to live.

We must maintain what we have and make sound investments in our future: Invest in our infrastructure, golf courses, practice park and learning center; invest in our non-golf amenities so that our Clubhouses, food and beverage offerings, tennis, swimming pool and dock are places our Members want to be to socialize and celebrate our friendships; invest the time and hard work to review our governing documents, committee charters and strategy; invest in our financial stewardship of our funds to provide for predictable as well as unforeseen events, audit our results, and assess our risks, both financial and non-financial; and invest in marketing our community

both to ourselves and to the new buyers who see Colleton River Club in their futures so that Colleton River Club rides the crest of a macroeconomic wave that raises the value of our real estate investments at or above similar communities all over the country. To be “The Premier Residential Golf Community,” we also need to be open to new ideas, foresee the needs of our older Members, anticipate the desires of our younger potential buyers, and provide new amenities to both. So, as you read through this issue of The River, ask yourselves if our Club is all it should be to you. What changes need to be made in the short term? Gaze into the future and imagine what we could do with our facilities; what programs could we develop that would embellish our lives and those of our children and grandchildren. How might we build on our incredible geography that is our private peninsula to make Colleton River an even more wonderful place to live.

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GM’s Report Welcome to summer! We kicked it off in grand fashion with our Memorial Day celebration and we are already looking forward to a week of Independence Day festivities, our most popular and celebrated holiday. I would like to extend my thanks to our staff who work so hard to make these events memorable. Mobile App We are pleased to announce the launch of Colleton River Club’s new mobile App! We have been working with MembersFirst and Jonas to develop this exciting new communications service for our Members. We developed an App that provides easy access to Club information and modules in a new, intuitive way. In addition, we’ve enhanced our ability to communicate with you about important news, announcements, events, and activities taking place at the Club through Push Notifications which are available to you immediately if you download the App and enable the setting. We are very excited about this new initiative and encourage you to download the App today! Colleton River has again been designated a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World by Boardroom Magazine. The Distinguished Clubs award program was developed to help vitalize and preserve the institution of Private Clubs by fostering a ceaseless drive to ever improving the “Member Experience” provided by Private Clubs throughout the world. Distinguished Clubs continues to be the only merit-based award program in the Private Club industry; one based on a thorough evaluation process that not only recognizes a Club, but also its Board of Directors, department heads, and entire staff for their respective contributions to successfully provide a “World Class Member Experience Attained by Only the Finest Clubs.” With the receipt of this designation, Colleton River Club also qualified for special “Elite” status. Criteria for Elite status includes an overall Club Member Experience score of 8.5 or greater, the Club must clearly be viewed as in the top echelons of local and regional reputation and recognition, and key members of leadership team and staff must have demonstrably superior training and experience. Staffing We have much to report on the staffing side of operations. Briefly… Stephane Castera joined the team as Director of Food & Beverage. Stephane comes to us most recently from the Montage at Palmetto Bluff. With over twenty years of luxury-tier hotel experience, Stephane has worked at Four 4

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Seasons Hotels in Maui, HI, Vancouver, BC, and Boston, MA. He has a Masters Degree in Hotel Management from the Centre National D’Etude de Vanves-France and a diploma of Sommelier from Wine & Spirit Education Trust in New York City. Ryan Latimer also came on board this spring as an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager. Ryan will be working alongside Assistant Food & Beverage Manager Jack Bingham – a familiar face. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in sports/entertainment/event management from Johnson & Wales University. He comes to us from the North Hills Club in Raleigh, NC, where he was the Food & Beverage Director from December 2014 to present. Erika Martinez is the newest addition to the F&B team. Erika joins the department as a Floor Supervisor with a strong customer service background and experience in restaurant management. Deborah Gould joined Colleton River as the Director of Human Resources this spring. She brings 30 years of Human Resources experience with her. Some of her strengths include recruitment, including H-2B and J-1 visa programs, leadership in training, development and empowerment, and a business acumen in risk management/workers compensation. Corey Melnick, Assistant Golf Professional, is a 2016 graduate of Campbell University and a new addition to the professional team. He earned his BA in Business while completing the PGA Professional Golf Management Program. Corey has worked in the golf industry in various capacities from 2007 to present. Prior to Colleton River, he was employed as a First Assistant Golf Professional at the ACE Club in Lafayette Hills, PA. Ben Jaklin is also an Assistant Golf Professional new to the team this spring. Raised in Deerfield, IL, Ben spent much of his childhood in the South Carolina Lowcountry playing competitive junior golf. He studied Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining us, Ben was the First Assistant Golf Professional at Bear’s Best Atlanta. Jay Roux, Assistant Golf Professional, came to the Colleton River team at the end of May. Jay started caddying at age 13 at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis, MO. He started his playing career in the Junior PGA of the Gateway Section until high school where there he played Varsity golf. From Winghaven Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional, Jay went to St. Louis Country Club. Jay completed all three levels in Professional Golf Management 2.0 program in Port St. Lucie, Florida and has been a Class A

member since April 2017. Elizabeth Turner, Colleton River’s Lodging Coordinator, has been promoted to the position of ARB Administrator. While Elizabeth is excited to assume her new responsibilities, she will also continue in her role as Lodging Coordinator. Her office is now located in the Conference & Tennis Center. Diane Gilbert has just joined the Front Desk team. Diane will be dividing her time between the Front Desk, Fitness Center, and assisting Human Resources during our H2B peak season(s). Projects There is a lot of project activity on the Colleton River campus. Let’s look at some of the highlights: You will notice a “facelift” so to speak in several areas of the community… First, the grounds throughout Colleton River have never looked better and work is continuing to enhance our community islands. Undeveloped lot maintenance and cleanup is scheduled to begin at the end of June during which we will additionally be replacing old and missing lot signs. Mailboxes in need of refreshing will also receive attention, and repairs to leisure trails and cart paths will get underway. During July, roadwork will take place on the stretch of Colleton River Drive between Bayley Drive and the Nicklaus maintenance area entrance. The project will raise the roadway to maintain a consistent elevation and help prevent the roadway flooding we have seen historically. Barring unforeseen weather events, the driving ranges at both courses will have received electrical system upgrades by the time you read this article. The existing electrical service reached the end of its useful life and the new service will provide additional power requirements for better use of the fans and any other intended needs on the driving range. Replacement of all existing pond aeration equipment and the additional aeration on holes six and thirteen of the Nicklaus course will result in increased oxygen in the water of all ponds. This will aid in healthier environments, improving water quality, pond health and aesthetics. We are also eager to move forward with the lagoon liner replacement project and will pass along the start date once we have it. The Dye Clubhouse HVAC renova-

tion is scheduled to take place during the week of July 18 and the new system will lower maintenance expenses, use less energy and provide many years of consistent heating and cooling. The Dog Park project is underway and is currently in the permitting phase with Beaufort County. The location will be outside of the Dye maintenance area and will have play space for both big and small dogs. The Club has been working with the feral cat committee to ensure as little disruption as possible for the cats. We are delighted to report that we received our “no wet” letter confirming there are no wetlands in the vicinity which could have added to the length of the permitting process. Construction will begin once permitting is complete with hopes to have the facility functional in September 2018. Although it has taken 5 1/2 years since the work began, it is now official! Bluffton Fire Station 36 has moved from its temporary location at the Dye maintenance area to its new permanent location just outside the Colleton River back gate. The Bluffton Township Fire District held a grand opening for its Station 36 on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The event was well attended and all are excited to see the project come to fruition. We are enormously thankful to everyone who came together to make this a reality. As you will read throughout this edition of The River and have learned through mail and electronic communications, Colleton River continues to thrive and grow, embracing the future. We look forward to some exciting times ahead and bringing you innovative and creative alternatives for enhancing your member experience.

Timothy Bakels, General Manager

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Colleton River Collegiate Celebrates Its 6th Year The Michigan State Golf Team hosted the ever-expanding tournament again this past March. Nine teams joined the host team for the largest field to date. The two day tournament was played on the Pete Dye Course, with 36 holes on Monday, and 18 holes and the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday.


“The Club put on a show for sure.” Casey Lubahn, Head Coach, Michigan State


FUN AND FRIENDSHIP IN FULL BLOOM Our community has reached an all time high in terms of social activity this spring, and summer will only continue this trend! From multiple tournaments on both courses to another successful Colleton Collegiate, Members and our guests have certainly been enjoying the Nick and Dye. And while golf is at our core, the depth of activities offered and enjoyed here attracts active, interesting and personable people with a broad variety of interests. A real life social network! This issue is devoted to the depth of life here at Colleton River Club. You’ll find examples of different activities, offerings and interests throughout these pages. We hope you enjoy it as much you enjoy life here at Colleton River!

Neighbors Meeting Neighbors These quarterly gatherings were developed for our social Membership to get together to, well, socialize. But, more specifically, they are intended as an event to welcome new Members to the community. The quarterly themed events are always an inclusive and fun time. We hope to see you at our next “NMN”!


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Save-the-Date for the next events! September 25th November 13th

Our Members’ Talents On Display Our Members’ Talents on Display Be sure to stop by the Nicklaus Clubhouse to check out the Art Wall. It is updated quarterly with beautiful pieces all created by our Member artists. We are always amazed by their talents and are equally impressed that many of them only found their medium after becoming Colleton River Members! ColletonRiverClub.com | The River


ON THE LINKS As we head into the Summer months we are looking forward to having both courses available for play now that renovations are complete on both courses. Two aerifications are scheduled, so please plan accordingly. Our Summer Reciprocal Program is now available so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to play some of the Lowcountry’s great courses. This program is offered through August 31st and gives Colleton River Members the ability to play golf at the reciprocal properties for a very modest fee. Members can also host Guests at the reciprocal properties for the accompanied guest rate of said property. Reciprocal arrangements must be made by contacting any member of our Golf Professional Staff. Please do not contact these reciprocal Clubs directly. Your golf staff would like to thank all of the participants who played in our Spring events. We had excellent participation, along with great golf and camaraderie at each event! Congratulations To All Our Winners!

CAPTIONS THIS PAGE TOP TO BOTTOM: Pat Fowler, Sherry Steele - Spring Member-Member. Pro-Member Guest WInners. Stephen Dickson, Greg Martinek - Spring Member-Guest.

CAPTION: Jim and Connie Muscarella & Ibis and David Reynolds - Mixed Member Guest. Winner images cont’d page 10.

GOLF TECH One of the many cutting-edge devices at the Learning Center is the TrackMan 4. This new technology has revolutionized how we measure and look at the game of golf, and significantly helps golfers of all ability. Recently TrackMan has upgraded its software to show where on the clubface you are hitting the golf ball. The old days of using impact tape or spray powder to see where you are hitting


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are fading away. Below is an example of a “Toe” hit that went 129 yards and 12 yards right verses a “Center” hit that went 171 yards and 7 yards left. If you would like to see where you are hitting your golf shots or need help hitting the center of the clubface, contact us at the Learning Center at 843-836-4413.

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AGRONOMY Redfish Return While there are many things to enjoy about Colleton River Club, perhaps the greatest attraction to the community is how it seamlessly blends into the natural environment. The river and various tidal marshes allow for an incredible diversity of wildlife and birds that meander leisurely amongst the towering Live oaks and dodge through the marsh grasses. One of the most closely guarded secrets tucked away off of Bayley Road is Lucy’s Lake. Planned improvements to the weir structure in this area are designed to allow us to maintain this pond as a brackish water estuary and to better support the resident population of blue crab, flounder, and redfish. These improvements will not only provide us a valuable drainage mechanism to use prior to storms, but will allow us to periodically flood the waterway. Working with the tides to reintroduce baitfish, crustaceans, fish, and shrimp roe will help sustain and promote this ecosystem. In time, longtime residents who reminisce of a time when they could catch a limit of redfish or flounder will be able to introduce their grandchildren to the enjoyment of landing a trophy.

Perhaps the greatest attraction to the community is how it seamlessly blends into the natural environment. - Jeff Kent, Director of Agronomy

CAPTIONS CLOCKWISE: Jeff and Wendy Hall-Couples Club Championship - Gross Winners. Aldo Bartolini, Ralph Govan - Spring Member-Member. Carol Hammond, Ginny Hackbert-overall net winners. Bill and Candice SpadaforaCouples Club Championship - Net Winners.

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Culinary Corner

Event Central

As another great summer season has arrived in coastal South Carolina, there is excitement in the air! Or maybe it’s the smell of the barbeque grills. Either way it’s a wonderful time to dine and wine at Colleton River…and its wedding season!

As I think everyone else did, I got caught up in the delight of the recent royal wedding and became particularly interested in the food component and menu writing. To the right, is a fine example of this culinary poetry. Unfortunately, the event invitation did not reach my mailbox in time. When reading the menu, what strikes me most is the cooking terminology, the mention of modern and classical methods, the understanding of seasonal ingredients, and most importantly the flavor combinations. A very well written passage, this menu comes to life and tells a story about the people, the place and the time in which this occasion took place. It is apparent that the chef (or chefs) has a deep understanding of rudimentary and classic cooking technique and is extremely passionate about the marriage of cooking crafted to the seasons. It is interesting to imagine how the dishes look, taste, smell and feel. I truly think this is a menu that will live on, be replicated, and be used as a point of reference for culinarians and diners alike. It would be interesting to bring some of these examples to you one day.

I’m sure everyone has experienced a wedding tasting or two. You can imagine that over the years, I’ve been involved in a few. Some have been tough, but most have been wonderful. The best part is it’s such a happy time for the couple to be, their families and friends. You can’t help but to have fun with it, put your best efforts forward, and hopefully make people confident and happy about their very special day. It helps to break the ice. I always tell people at their tasting, enjoy the food today; because this is your wedding dinner! On the day of the wedding you will be lucky to get a cracker! I’m sure it was the same for the Royals on their special day. I wish you a wonderful summer season; be safe, be well and I look forward to seeing you at your Club.

Robert Wysong Executive Chef

Summer is here and if you are thinking of hosting a Lawn Party at your home, below are some simple ideas that will add to the celebration! Create a self-service beverage station. Select one or two batch cocktails that you can pre-make and place in pitchers or dispensers. Also have tubs or coolers in that same area for your wine, beer, water and sodas. Always make sure that you place a wine and bottle opener in this area as well. Then you can enjoy your party instead of pouring drinks all night. Try a centerpiece that has a dual purpose. Take some fresh, colorful veggies and place them in tight groupings in jars, bowls or glass vases of different sizes and heights. They make a vibrant centerpiece and offer a delicious snack for your guests.

The Royal Wedding Queen’s Luncheon Menu 2018 Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème Fraiche Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena Heritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic Pearls Poached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted Apricot Croquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot Jam

Lighting around lawn areas can always be a concern. Break out those Christmas lights that you have stored and simply wrap them around a couple of trees to add a little extra light. Also local stores now carry several string Café lighting options that are easy to install and can be used over and over. Of course, candles and torches are always a great

option as well.

Offer insect protection to your guests. Place little baskets of insect-repellent sprays and towelettes around the party so people can spot them when needed.

Warm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush Tomatoes Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps Ten Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling Lemon Elderflower Cake by Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes Champagne and Pistachio Macaroons, Orange Crème Brûlée Tartlets Miniature Rhubarb Crumble Tartlets, Pol Roger Brut Réserve Champagne Selection of Wines, Apple - Elderflower Mocktail

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Fitness Summer has arrived so get outside, enjoy the weather and soak up some Vitamin D. Here are a few helpful and healthful hints to get you ready for the summer and have that energy for when your grandkids get in to town. Cut back on sugars. Sugar has a big impact on our body and it is hidden in many products that we don’t even think twice about such as ketchup and low calorie salad dressing. These extra sugars can cause bloating, weight gain and fatigue. Stop adding salt to your foods. Many of us grab the salt to add some flavor to our meal before we have even tasted it. Salt retains water in the body, which evidently makes you feel bloated. I have started adding Pink Himalayan Sea Salt instead of regular salt to my meals. Pink Himalayan has a lot of good-for-you minerals and nutrients and doesn’t have that bloating effect. Start living the “jug life.” Drinking water constantly flushes out your body and will help prevent water retention and bloating. Carry around a water bottle or a shaker bottle and sip all day long. Also, add fruit to your water bottle. Blueberries, for example, are rich in antioxidants and they add a nice flavor to the water as

well. You can always try cucumber, lemon or lime slices too. Lastly, add some cardio to your workout. You don’t have to kill yourself on the treadmill for hours to burn fat and calories. The best cardio is HIIT — High Intensity Interval Training. This is when you do short bursts of super-high intensity followed by low intensity. You can do this inside the Fitness Center or even outside. Set the treadmill to 20 minutes and then rush at 7.0 for 30-45 seconds followed by a walk at 3.0 for 1 minute. Continue this trend until you hit the 20-minute mark, followed by a 3-5 minute cool down. This will get your heart rate up and help burn more calories than if you just trotted along for an hour at a slow speed. The goal is to start adding in lifestyle changes that you will stick with after summer has ended. Start eating a diet that is rich in protein and good, healthy fats, and drink lots of water. Eat small meals throughout the day and never let yourself get so hungry that you will go on a binge. Get a good night’s rest and aim to get in the gym or outdoors to be active at least three times a week. All of a sudden, you will start to feel better, sleep better and miss the gym on your off days.

CAPTION BELOW: The Conference & Tennis Center is now open.

ON THE COURTS As we move into the Summer months at Colleton River our adult tennis program will continue to run through July. See below for program details. As usual, our professional staff is available for private or group lessons. Our summer Junior Camp is scheduled for the week of the 4th of July. If you have questions or would like to register a child, please call Stephen at the Fitness Center. The USTA spring league is in the books and the courts were busy with match play at Colleton River throughout the spring season. We had a number of Member teams competing and we hope to continue the trend of fielding more teams out of the community in the future. Congratulations

to the 55’s women’s 4.0 team captained by Linda Rose and Nancy Grossman who won the local league and played in the state championship. Other Members on the team were Wendy Baker, Pam Dyer, and Pat MacKay. Mixed season is next and we’ll have a team representing Colleton River. We recently top dressed courts with new clay, so everything is looking great at the facility. The admin building and pool bathrooms have been renovated as well and are open for business. We will continue to keep you all posted on future events at the Club. We’re looking forward to a great summer. See you all on the courts!

With the season in full bloom, here’s the current programming schedule for clinics:

OUR CURRENT PROGRAMS CAPTION: VIews that inspire at the Fitness Center

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Mondays 9-10:30 Mondays 10:30 – Noon Wednesdays 9-10 Wednesdays 10-11:30

Men’s clinic all levels Member Stroke drill and play (3.0 and above) Theme of the week all levels of play Doubles drills and skills 3.5 and above

Our tennis staff is also available for private and group lessons.

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Colleton River Cares In January there was a wall raising/groundbreaking on the 12th Habitat home sponsored by the Colleton River Club Friends of Habitat. That home is now complete and the dedication celebration was held on June 14 at 5:00 p.m. at The Glen on Hilton Head Island.  What makes it even more exciting is that the home is for Pedro Bermudez, a member of our Club’s Facilities Maintenance team.  Colleton River Members can be justifiably proud for helping one of the Club’s own employees in his path to home ownership. Pedro and his family also worked hard to make their dream a reality! We look forward to started on helping deserving family by started on our 13th home!

getting another getting Habitat

CAPTION: Pedro, a part of our maintenance team, was the recipient of a Habitat House thanks to his volunteer hours and the efforts of the CRC Friends of Habitat Group.

Colleton River Birding On Wednesday mornings, when the Dye course is closed for maintenance, you may have have seen a group of Colleton River Members walking the course. This group is looking for birdies and eagles using binoculars instead of golf clubs. They are members of the Colleton River Birding Club. The club is an informal group of Colleton members who enjoy birding. Colleton River is a birding paradise with its marshes, lakes and rivers. Over 80 different bird species have been spotted on the grounds to date ranging from hummingbirds to bald eagles. The Birding Club has three primary activities, the annual Christmas Bird Counts (CBC), the bluebird boxes and periodic bird walks. The CBC is a national event that is held in December and coordinated with the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society. Last December,

they had over 30 participants counted 78 different species and 1,445 birds in one day! This year, the Birding Club worked with Jeff Kent, the Director of Agronomy, to install and monitor the bluebird houses. There are currently 35 bluebird houses and 25 active bluebird nests, which has produced 74 fledglings. In addition to their natural beauty, the bluebirds do a great job of controlling insects. Finally, the club has organized informal bird walks within Colleton River. The walks last about two hours and are a great opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the community as well as increase your knowledge of local birds. If you have any interest in learning more about the club, please contact Stephen Dickson at: stephenpdickson@me.com.

”I was amazed at the vast variety of birds at Colleton. I really enjoy the bird walks and the incredible natural beauty here.“ - Owen Hartmann.

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CAPTION THIS PAGE LEFT COLUMN TOP: Tom & Missy Eagan enjoying family time at the Easter festivities. MIDDLE: Ladies Closing Day Tournament. BOTTOM: Image, courtesy of Member Bill Eldridge of the blooming spider lillies enjoyed on a kayak trip to the ACE Basin. RIGHT COLUMN TOP: A feast fit for a King! Or a prince and new princess. MIDDLE: The guest of honor was a hit at the Easter Brunch! BOTTOM: Members enjoying the Karaoke Dinner Night held on May 31st.

Colleton Shots CAPTION THIS PAGE TOP: Checking out the standings at the Spring Member-Member. BOTTOM LEFT: There is nothing like a Colleton River sunset stroll. BOTTOM RIGHT: Members enjoying an outing to the Savannah Bananas minor league baseball game.

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Lifelong Learning


Colleton River Club is a Community of Lifelong Learners!

CELEBRATING OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY All Colleton members are invited to participate in Lifelong Learning Group’s dinner presentations, luncheon talks and field trips offered September through May. The Lifelong Learning Group (LLG) develops and presents programs and events that inform and invite members to think, discuss, and learn together while having fun. Ten years of reaching beyond Colleton’s gates has expanded the outreach of our Club and created a virtual community of fellow learners. Look for LLG’s events in the club’s monthly Events Brochure and in flyers at the Nicklaus Front Desk. The dinner and luncheon presentations are held at the Nicklaus Clubhouse and our field trips range from Charleston to Savannah and beyond. The wealth of historical Lowcountry destinations invites Colleton members to go on engaging field trips…and, of course, enjoy local cuisine.




Co-Chairs Jeanne Lane: cestchoc@gmail.com Peg Roedel: pegroedel4@gmail.com Committee Members Melanie Andrews, Sharon Baker, Jo Gambill, Angelia Hopkins, Debi Incandela, Leslie Kreuzer, Kelda Maynard, Maxine Melcher, Pat Miller, Lynda Rankin, Gale Stafford, Sally Stevens, Paula Williams, Sandy Wooster

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